Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ATL Trip Part One: Bill Traylor's Exciting Events

On my birthday, the hubs took me away to one of my favorite cities in the South; Atlanta.  A much needed departure from the hum drum day to day of life, Atlanta proved not only to be a romantic respite, but an artistic amalgamation of beautiful sights and sounds. One of my most treasured visits was a stop through the High Museum where they are currently showing the work of self taught artist, Bill Traylor in the Wieland Pavilion.  Bill Traylor is considered to be one of the most important self taught artist of the Depression era. 




Born into slavery, Traylor's lifestyle and existence was meager at best, but his art embodied its own levels of sophistication and told stories of what Traylor called "exciting events".  




Traylor's works were geometrically crude in structure, yet modern and highly stylized.  With the use of charcoal, marker, and poster paint, Traylor's artistic renderings of the comings and goings on the streets of Montgomery, Alabama are considered to be some of the most influential works of modern art in America.

Discovered by painter and friend Charles Shannon, Traylor sold a majority of his paintings to Shannon who would later re-introduce them in the 1970s. about 37 of the approximately 1500 pieces created by Traylor are currently being featured at the High Museum.
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Monique, Twirl Vintage Co. 

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

I Love the Magic City!

I was really gaggin at the thought of having yet another cable purchased period tale of grit and grime in the era of the prim and proper. But to tell you the truth, after being force fed preview after preview of what looked like one of the prettiest shows on cable since Sex in the City, I could not resist Starz's Magic City.  I mean even the men are pretty (man child Stevie for starts!). This show packs a serious plot and fashion punch and has sucked me in for keepers.  Watch out Madmen, Magic City is like eating sexy candy pops with a hypnotic mambo beat for every lucious bite....  







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Sunday, April 8, 2012

SHOP PREVIEW: Easter Sunday Hat Parade

It's Easter Sunday, and I am jonesin to show off a few hats for the season.  There is nothing more fitting than hats on Easter Sunday.  Some may thing that hats are out of style, but I beg to differ. Hats and a fresh pair of driving gloves really complete the look and add a "ladies touch" to any outfit.  The hats I have featured below will be making an appearance at Twirl very soon, so please let me know if there is one that you need in your life right away. Enjoy!










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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

SHOP PREVIEW: The Trudy is Available for Sale!







SHOP here!

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Vintage Picture Book: Jean Patchett


I found these beautiful pictures of 1950s Vogue model Jean Patchett.  Her look is so classic and instantly takes me back to a time when women were not afraid to be ladies. It is said that Jean's look really defined the fashion of the 50s and 60s. These photos should be proof enough starting with this stunning snap of the beguiling Miss Patchett in this sharp chapeau.....




I about died when I saw this dress. Look at those mermaid gilled ruffles.  Just breath taking....


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